ArtPlay Classes

Pre-K

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    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Ages 4 - 6 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    This mixed-media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them...

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    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Ages 1 - 3 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple visual arts projects will help your child develop the artist inside, and he or she will...

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    Sculptures in Clay

    Ages 4 - 6 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    In this class, students will learn sculpting basics including pinch, slab, and coil building as well as slip and score for attaching pieces. Everyone will take home a variety...

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    Creative Movement

    Ages 4 - 6 | Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to live music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote...

Elementary & Middle

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    Printmaking

    Ages 7 - 12 | Monday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join summer camp favorite Nina as she guides your young artist through the art of printmaking.  Explore new ways to create art with the roll of an ink...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, explore tech. This workshop will cover...

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    Intro to Musical Theatre – Part 2

    Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition. Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in...

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    ArtPlay Kids Acting

    Ages 7 - 12 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Actor and Educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice &

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    Beginning Drawing

    Ages 7 - 12 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Learn the basics of drawing with a variety of classic drawing materials and techniques. Projects will include sketching, still life, drawing from nature and cartooning. Full of one-on-one...

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    Strum Along

    Ages 7 - 12 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join Carlos Pino as he shares his love for all things guitar!  This joyous art form will introduce kids to different songs and the basics of playing music...

High School

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, explore tech. This workshop will cover...

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    Intermediate Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Advanced knitters will choose a project to complete that may include a garment, blanket, shawl, socks, or gloves. Students will develop skills such as fitting garments using shaping...

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    The Acting Sampler for Teens

    Ages 13 - 17 | Mondays | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Want the skills to become a better actor? Join ArtPlay teaching artists Elise and Chris as they take you through the basics of acting and improvisational comedy. This...

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    The Creative Voice

    Ages 13 - 17 | Tuesday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    In this class designed to help artists find their creative voice, students will write and perform their own spoken word pieces. This class will teach students to deliver...

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    Visual Art Sampler

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join local artists Bo Hughins and Nina Willis to explore the vast world of visual arts. Students will delve into the basics of watercolor, drawing and calligraphy/lettering. Taste...

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    Blues/Folk Harmonica: Roots Music 101

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Learn the basics of blues/folk harmonica, and in the process, learn about the roots of American Music, from Muddy Waters and Jimmie Rodgers to Jimi Hendrix and Johnny...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Memoir as Poetry

    Ages 16 - Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Shaping your stories and insights into poems are the focus of this class. We will read some example poems, but most of our time will be spent generating...

Adult

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    Intermediate Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Advanced knitters will choose a project to complete that may include a garment, blanket, shawl, socks, or gloves. Students will develop skills such as fitting garments using shaping...

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    Latin Social Dance

    Ages 18 - Adult | Saturdays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Led by Cuban dance master Sergio Rodriguez, this vibrant class will teach various Latin social dance forms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha cha cha. Students will learn...

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    Visual Art Sampler

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join local artists Bo Hughins and Nina Willis to explore the vast world of visual arts. Students will delve into the basics of watercolor, drawing and calligraphy/lettering. Taste...

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    Ballet Meditation

    Ages Adult | Wednesdays | 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Melissa Turnage is an artist in residence with the Alys Stephens Center’s Arts in Medicine initiative. A trained dancer, Melissa offers a unique approach to ballet. With a...

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    Blues/Folk Harmonica: Roots Music 101

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Learn the basics of blues/folk harmonica, and in the process, learn about the roots of American Music, from Muddy Waters and Jimmie Rodgers to Jimi Hendrix and Johnny...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Memoir as Poetry

    Ages 16 - Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Shaping your stories and insights into poems are the focus of this class. We will read some example poems, but most of our time will be spent generating...

Private Lessons

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    PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS - FULL SEMESTER

    Wednesdays | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS

    Ages :All | Wednesdays | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    LITTLE MOZARTS PIANO LESSONS

    Ages : Child | Wednesdays | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

    Ages : Child | Wednesdays | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

    Ages 10 - Adult | Thursday | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE PERCUSSION LESSONS

    Ages :All | Monday | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.